Well as best of lists abound here at the end of the year, there naturally arise albums that we overlooked in the last 12 months (there are many, we're sure). Meghan Remy's latest turn as U.S. Girls definitely falls under this category. U.S. girls on KRAAAK is Remy's most pop effort to date, even including a cover of Brandy and Monica's "The Boy is Mine" that comes off like a dark love call from the shadows. Its proof that Remy can't be pinned down by the expectations of noise pop. She bounces from soul to country to pop all filtered through the dark, lonesome corners of her semi-lo-fi trappings. But even those could be lifted in the future. It seems U.S. Girls aren't tied to any aesthetics and she certainly won't let anyone paint her into a corner. If you haven't gotten your hands on this one, its about time.
[MP3] U.S. Girls - Island Song
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